Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster (22) runs with the ball against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Titans view Dexter McCluster as more of a running back than receiver

On Day 1 of the NFL free agency period, the Tennessee Titans signed former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver/kick returner Dexter McCluster to a three-year deal worth around  $9 million and they may have some interesting plans for the versatile offensive threat.

According to the Nashville Tennessean, new Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt views McCluster as more of a running back than a wide receiver.

“He has a body of work for four years now that you have evidence of what he can do,” Whisenhunt said.

“He has lined up in the backfield and had success, he’s lined up in the slot and had success. He’s been a very good returner in the league. Those are three pretty strong components of a resume right there. I know he is versed in all of those things, and how he fits specifically … we’ll see.”

If the Titans plan to use McCluster’s speed out of the backfield, then he could prove to be a replacement for running back Chris Johnson.

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